Bioinformatics Engineer III

Posted on 5/14/2024

Ginkgo Bioworks

Ginkgo Bioworks

1,001-5,000 employees

Biological engineering for diverse commercial applications

Consumer Goods
Food & Agriculture


Remote in USA

Required Skills
Data Analysis
  • BS with 4+years OR MS with 2+ years OR PhD with 1+ year of experience
  • 2 years of relevant industry experience
  • Proficient in at least one software programming language (Python)
  • Proficient in workflow management software (Nextflow, Docker)
  • Proficient in pipeline development on AWS infrastructure
  • Proficient in best practices for collaborative software development (GitHub, version control systems, CI/CD, test-driven development, and good documentation habits)
  • First-hand technical experience in at least two of the following disciplines: bioinformatics, computer science, mathematics, genome assembly & annotation, statistics, probabilistic modeling, machine learning, or quantitative modeling of biological systems
  • Demonstrated ability to meet the demands of multiple concurrent projects and work efficiently in a fast-paced, high-growth environment
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and pivot as needed in a fast-paced environment
  • Superb communication skills
  • Strong curiosity for and comfort working in areas of biology & biosecurity previously unknown to you
  • Support Ginkgo’s Biosecurity Teams with technical expertise in bioinformatics
  • Design, build, test, deploy, and maintain bioinformatics pipelines
  • Interface with software engineers to create and implement NGS data analysis pipelines for production use
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with wet and dry-lab operators on experimental design and analysis
  • Effectively communicate scientific results to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Assist with shaping Ginkgo and Concentric’s overall direction as a company and support its evolving needs

Ginkgo Bioworks is a leader in the field of synthetic biology, using advanced bioengineering techniques to enhance product development across diverse sectors such as healthcare, agriculture, and sustainable materials. With a focus on enzyme and protein services, metabolic engineering, and strain optimization, this company provides a robust platform that enables the engineering of biology to solve real-world challenges. This collaborative and forward-thinking environment makes it an excellent place for professionals who are passionate about using biology to drive innovation and sustainability in industry.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Boston, Massachusetts



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Unlimited paid time off

Comprehensive health and parental leave benefits

Flexible work options

Commuter benefits

State-of-the-art labs, work spaces, and conference rooms

Competitive 401K contribution